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About the Major

Do you love to read, write, and analyze texts? As an English major, you will study the foundational texts of British, American, and global literatures through textual analysis, analytical composition, and literary history. You can also take courses in a wide variety of areas, including border studies, digital cultures, under-represented literature, and film and visual culture.

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Understand the historical and cultural range of literature written in English

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Learn how to write clearly and effectively

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Conduct and use literary research and critical analysis

Do you love to read, write, and analyze texts? Explore what it means to be an English major at the University of Arizona, the essential and transferable skills you will learn, and the many doors this degree can open for you.


You can pursue careers in a variety of fields, from writing and publishing to government and business.

  • Editor
  • Publisher
  • Marketing writer
  • Technical writer
  • Teacher
  • Librarian


Take courses from top scholars in a variety of subjects, including literary analysis, literary history, language, Shakespeare, and focused research. 

  • ENGL 280: Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 373B: British and American Literature: Restoration to the 19th Century
  • ENGL 380: Literary Analysis
  • ENGL 413: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 477: Studies of Native American Literature

Ready to learn more?

Get in touch with an SBS advisor:

Laura Owen

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